"I had never been homeless before. It was a culture shock. There were days we didn't have money for food because we were trying to pay our hotel bill. But I'm not embarrassed. These days, it happens to the best of us."
-- Andrina Tribble, 43, with daughters India, 17, foreground, and Shumira, 19, on April 20 at the family's transitional housing apartment.
A graduate of Shabazz City High School in Madison, Tribble, who works more than 40 hours a week, spent six months homeless last year with her husband and three children following a family health crisis and a dispute with a landlord. Nonprofit organizations are helping the family regain stability.